Another Comfort Women Passes Away, Leaving 48 Survivors
kpopluv, Aug. 11, 2015, 9:18 a.m.
Another victim of imperial Japan's horrific conscription of sex slaves for troops in World War II has died without seeing justice done. Park Yoo-nyun died at the age of 93 in the early hours of Saturday. Eight of the Korean victims have died this year as Tokyo continues its campaign of stalling and denial, reducing the total number of survivors to just 47 out of 238 who were listed by the Korean government.
In 1941, when she was 19 years old, Park was deceived by a friend who said she could make a lot of money working as a nurse for Japanese soldiers. Instead, she was handed over to a press gang supplying "comfort women" for soldiers in the Kanto region of Japan along with six other Korean women.
Park was forced into sexual slavery in Singapore until Japan's surrender in 1945, and returned to Korea when it became liberated. She lived first in Busan and then in Paju, Gyeonggi Province, selling wild greens to make ends meet.
In August 1993 she finally agreed to break her silence and registered as a victim of the Japanese atrocity, before moving to Arizona where her foster son lives in 2007. She will be buried in a park near their family home there.